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Christchurch to Queenstown flight information

Avg. flight duration 1h 04m
Flights arrive in Queenstown
Flights depart from Christchurch
Flight price $184
Distance 347 km
Airlines Air New Zealand

Good to know

Low season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
April
Most popular time to fly
5%
expected price increase
Average price:
$170
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$104
or less (return)

When to book flights from Christchurch to Queenstown

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $104 or less.
The cheapest flight from Christchurch to Queenstown was found, on average, 68 days before departure.
Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be March, April and May. The cheapest month to fly is May.
Morning departure is around 29% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for booking Christchurch to Queenstown flights

How long does a flight from Christchurch to Queenstown take?
The average direct flight takes 1h 00m, covering a distance of 346 km.
How many flights are there between Christchurch and Queenstown?
There are 212 (direct) flights between Christchurch and Queenstown per week, averaging 30 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Christchurch to Queenstown?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Air New Zealand ($184)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Christchurch and Queenstown?
Air New Zealand (12 times daily), Etihad Airways (10 times daily), Singapore Airlines (4 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Christchurch to Queenstown?
For Christchurch to Queenstown, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Queenstown back to Christchurch, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Christchurch to Queenstown?
When flying out of Christchurch you will be using Christchurch, often referred to as Christchurch Airport. You will be landing at Queenstown Intl, also known as Queenstown Airport.
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Book cheap flights from Christchurch to Queenstown (return)

Airports
Origin
Christchurch
$184
only
$184
Destination
Queenstown
$184
only
$184
Thu, 26 Dec
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 00m
Fri, 3 Jan
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 10m
Trip: 9 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LHR
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Entertainment and service was outstanding.

Cons: I could have used more leg room.

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Had to cancel trip because a passenger was hit by a car one week before the trip. Refused a refund by the airline.

WRE
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very prompt and efficient

IAH
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Nothing

AKL
SFO
Okay 5.6

Pros: The seat was super uncomfortable and they switched out flights 3 times so the layovers were extremely long.

Cons: Not switching our flights three times and not accommodating us like we had originally paid for.

Sat, 25 Jan
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Fri, 7 Feb
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 00m
Trip: 14 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
MEL
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was fine. the seats were not so comfortable in the economy.

Cons: More comfortable seats.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Entertainment and service was outstanding.

Cons: I could have used more leg room.

CHC
AKL
Good 6.0

Pros: Lovely, friendly crew!

Cons: No seat selection available on line, so stuffed in the back. No place for luggage. No soft drinks on flight. Mexican chips??? What’s that about?

BNE
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew was okay. Nothing special but not bad.

Cons: The WiFi didn’t work! Don’t advertise it if it is not working. Even setting it up is far too much work/confusing.

AKL
WLG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good quick flight

Cons: N/A

Thu, 12 Mar
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Sat, 14 Mar
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 10m
Trip: 3 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
WLG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good quick flight

Cons: N/A

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Had to cancel trip because a passenger was hit by a car one week before the trip. Refused a refund by the airline.

LAX
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Business class lay-flat seats and a private cubby.

Cons: Boarding required a bus ride to a distant terminal rather than direct boarding from the terminal.

SFO
EUG
Good 6.0

Cons: It was the shortest flight of my itinerary. My last flight home. We sat on the plane for nearly 45 minutes before take off and it was late getting home. Totally ridiculous. Every flight in and out of Eugene is ridiculous like that

SFO
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Staff friendly and helpful

Cons: My seat 57E could not be adjusted but half way through the flight was given another seat and managed to get some sleep. In our experience Air New Zealand is tops.

Fri, 24 Jan
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Sun, 26 Jan
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 00m
Trip: 3 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
APW
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew were always friendly and just looks happy to do their job. Seat were comfortable enough for what I paid for

Cons: Breakfast

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything

Cons: More food would have been better

AKL
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The food in Premium Economy was good and there are plenty of movies to choose from. The staff were lovely.

Cons: I had paid for Premium Economy and was seated in Row 30. The passengers were boarded up to row 28, then from to back of the plane forward then I was boarded with the last remaining passengers. That was not what I feel should have happened. I did not like the footrest on the seats.

SFO
EUG
Good 6.0

Cons: It was the shortest flight of my itinerary. My last flight home. We sat on the plane for nearly 45 minutes before take off and it was late getting home. Totally ridiculous. Every flight in and out of Eugene is ridiculous like that

LAX
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Business class lay-flat seats and a private cubby.

Cons: Boarding required a bus ride to a distant terminal rather than direct boarding from the terminal.

Fri, 3 Jan
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 00m
Sun, 5 Jan
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 00m
Trip: 3 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew member in my section was amazing, he went out of his way to greet each and everyone of us individually. The flight was comfortable, boarding a breeze and on time!

BNE
AKL
Good 6.0

Pros: The crew was wonderful, very hospitable and friendly.

Cons: The seating in economy class is abysmal. The seats are extremely small and the rows are to close together. There is no leg room. The seat cushioning is almost nonexistent. It's like sitting and leaning back on a board. On this last trip I had a window seat. I'm 5'4" and 115 lbs.

LAX
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Cons: The boarding was inconvenient. LAX has just been updated. Gerri g a bus out to the tarmac is something I expect in Africa. Can Air NZ move to a different terminal?

CHC
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly and helpful staff

Cons: No WiFi or outlets on aircraft

APW
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew were always friendly and just looks happy to do their job. Seat were comfortable enough for what I paid for

Cons: Breakfast

Wed, 11 Dec
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 00m
Thu, 12 Dec
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 00m
Trip: 2 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
LAX
Okay 4.6

Cons: They were not able to seat me next to my partner despite us having booked/selected our seats 6 months in advance. Additionally, the check in process took forever and we had a bunch of issues getting on the flight

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Very nice services

SFO
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Staff friendly and helpful

Cons: My seat 57E could not be adjusted but half way through the flight was given another seat and managed to get some sleep. In our experience Air New Zealand is tops.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I cannot say enough good things especially about the Air New Zealand staff on this flight, they were truly amazing, went above and beyond to help me and others. They were personable & caring! The seat was comfortable and the dinner was the best tasting airline food I have eaten in years. Happy!

Cons: I’m really not sure.

AKL
SFO
Okay 5.6

Pros: The seat was super uncomfortable and they switched out flights 3 times so the layovers were extremely long.

Cons: Not switching our flights three times and not accommodating us like we had originally paid for.

Sat, 7 Dec
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Sun, 8 Dec
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 10m
Trip: 2 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
KIX
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The crew was great. Really friendly, we got skycouch and it was really comfortable

Cons: Food was a bit too rich, maybe a lighter option in the menu would be useful as both were quite thick sauces.

SFO
EUG
Good 6.0

Cons: It was the shortest flight of my itinerary. My last flight home. We sat on the plane for nearly 45 minutes before take off and it was late getting home. Totally ridiculous. Every flight in and out of Eugene is ridiculous like that

AKL
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: crew were fantastic. stewardess called Stacy was wonderful; had to time to chat and sort out my diet problem (gluten free) in time for the return flight. i've flow on a variety of airlines over the years and, frankly, ANZ is by far the best for friendliness, efficiency and understanding. Big Thanks

Cons: Nothing

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I cannot say enough good things especially about the Air New Zealand staff on this flight, they were truly amazing, went above and beyond to help me and others. They were personable & caring! The seat was comfortable and the dinner was the best tasting airline food I have eaten in years. Happy!

Cons: I’m really not sure.

YVR
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: More leg room

Fri, 6 Dec
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 00m
Mon, 9 Dec
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 00m
Trip: 4 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
YVR
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: More leg room

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was amazing, very attentive.

CHC
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly and helpful staff

Cons: No WiFi or outlets on aircraft

AKL
WLG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: :)

BNE
AKL
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: Not being scammed on bag charges.

Fri, 6 Dec
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 00m
Sun, 8 Dec
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 10m
Trip: 3 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
MEL
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was fine. the seats were not so comfortable in the economy.

Cons: More comfortable seats.

CHC
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great entertainment

Cons: Overall great

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I cannot say enough good things especially about the Air New Zealand staff on this flight, they were truly amazing, went above and beyond to help me and others. They were personable & caring! The seat was comfortable and the dinner was the best tasting airline food I have eaten in years. Happy!

Cons: I’m really not sure.

IAH
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Nothing

AKL
WLG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good quick flight

Cons: N/A

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